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Construction Ministry bans smartphones fearing data leaks


The Iraqi Ministry of Construction, Housing and Municipalities on Friday banned the use of smartphones by its employees, fearing potential leaks of government documents.

A ministry decree, signed on Monday by Minister Bangen Rekani, read, “during our field visit [to the ministry’s employees] to follow up on the workflow of the ministry‘s various sections, we noticed the excessive use of smartphones and the leaking of important official documents related to the work of the ministry.”

Rekani set August 1 as the deadline so employees will “have enough time to replace their [smart] phones with ‘normal’ ones,” warning that legal measures will be taken against violators.

Last Modified: Saturday، 06 July 2019 05:06 PM